When 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball arrives on March 30, the new brand will include a first-time signer for the company.
That signer is Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Kenta Maeda, who signed with the team after a successful career in Japan and made his spring debut this past weekend.
“Maeda is a popular player on a big market team with dominant international statistics,” said baseball brand manager Zvee Geffen. “It’s a combination driving excitement for fans everywhere, and Topps is the only place collectors will find his Major League Baseball-licensed autographed cards.”
Collectors can expect him to potentially be found throughout 2016 Topps MLB products, not just Bowman brands. He’s also presently slated to appear in 2016 Bowman, Gypsy Queen, Museum Collection, Topps Tribute and Tier One to name a few.
Maeda went 97-67 with a 2.39 ERA in Japan before signing an eight-year deal with Los Angeles.
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